Nasal Staphylococcus aureus and postoperative infection.

Abstract

Over a one-year period 19.5 per cent of 237 patients carried Staphylococcus aureus in their nares preoperatively. This rate was not influenced by the length of hospital stay. The patient nasal carrier state had no correlation with the incidence of postoperative infection. There was no outbreak of S. aureus infection during this period. It is well known that… (More)

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